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Blue Starfish  

Blue Starfish

From Flashpackers to Backpackers

January 4th 2007
We arrived in Melbourne after a weary flight from Singapore with Austrian Airways. Before we alighted from the plane, we were treated to a de-lousing spray. It was off-putting and not a particularly welcoming experience. Being honest, we declared at customs that we brought nuts (ding-dong) from the Philippines who kindly ushered us through with no hassle, maybe getting a whiff off our rucksacks an ... read more
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Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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